The Orthodox Churches

The Holy Father's recent visits seem to point to a development in Catholic-Orthodox relations. The items on this new section provide a starting point.

It has been suggested to me that some people are unfamiliar with the
apostolic letter Orientale Lumen and encyclical letter Redemptoris Mater so I have included the full text of the former and relevant excerpts from the latter. Please note that any mistakes in the papal documents seen here are probably my own! I will be grateful to receive suggestions for further material for this section. I wish to avoid duplicating what other people are doing so I will be more than satisfied to provide links elsewhere where necessary.

Mark Alder


Apostolic letter Orientale Lumen

Encyclical letter Redemptoris Mater (Excerpts)

The Ecumenism of Redemptoris Mater and Mulieris Dignitatem by Mary Shivanandan

A Catholic View of Orthodoxy by Aidan Nichols OP

The Contribution of James Likoudis

This Version: 17th June 2001